Jacques Santini believes Jermain Defoe can become the leading striker for both club and country in the forthcoming seasons.
The Head Coach was an interested television viewer when England returned to action against Ukraine on Wednesday evening as Ledley King and Jermain topped up their international experience.
Jacques feels such exposure to the biggest stage for our players can only benefit the club and suspects that the duo - along with Paul Robinson - have put their marker down in terms of selection for the World Cup qualifiers.
"It is very important for the team to have international players and for Ledley and Jermain it was a good match," he reflected on his player's midweek activities.
"Jermain is disappointed to have missed his goalscoring chance but it is very important for him, Ledley and Paul to have the confidence of Mr Eriksson for the next game because that is very important for the national team - qualifiers for the next World Cup.
"Jermain is very quick with the ball and the goal against Liverpool was very difficult, a small opening but scored with his speed.
"I believe with a lot of concentration Jermain can become a good striker. When he missed the shot for England - Shearer, Owen, Trezeguet, Henry, this would have been a goal.
"He is a young player but with many training sessions Jermain can be the best striker for now, hopefully Tottenham and the future of the national team and England."